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Saturday, March 9, 2013

 

Some older tracks being pruned (removed) today

Today we removed some old tracks from our catalogue. If you come searching for these tracks, they will not appear in search results any more.

If you need to license a track that has been removed, you can still do so! We just deal with it manually and set up the purchase for you "by hand", since you can't buy it through the online shopping cart any more. To enquire about this, contact us via our contact page.

Why remove tracks? It has to do with trying to keep the music fresh and up to date. I remember when we first set out to start up Shockwave-Sound.com, back in the early weeks of year 2000. We were checking out existing stock music libraries and stock music sites, and their music sounded really outdated. Clearly, they had been in business maybe 15-20 years, and - unsurprisingly - their music sounded 15-20 years old!

I remember thinking clearly to ourselves at that point, that we would not allow that to happen to Shockwave-Sound. Unlike other stock music sites, we would actually remove old tracks, so that the overall sound of our library was always fresh and new.

We still add new tracks at a much higher rate than we remove old one - so our catalogue is increasing in size all the time. I think this just makes it even more important to get rid of some old tracks now and then.

What are the criteria for choosing which tracks to remove? Well, it's a subjective decision based on each track in the end, but if a track has been on our site for more than 6 years and made only 0-1 sales over the past 12 months, then that track is usually selected for "pruning" (removing).

The following tracks were pruned today:
  • At First Glance
  • Brand New Delhi
  • Byte Size
  • Chit Chat
  • Cruisin
  • Crunked Up
  • Dark Sound
  • De Profundis
  • Dot Co Dot UK
  • E Motion
  • EZ Street
  • First Contact
  • Flamenco
  • Flight
  • Funked Up
  • Hope For Peace
  • In D Pocket
  • Its a Lurve Thang
  • Jubilate Deo
  • LA Nights
  • Leisuretime
  • Lets Talk
  • Lucky Thirteen
  • Manuels Party
  • Mission Implausible
  • New Strides
  • Nicole
  • Nightflight
  • Numbafive
  • Ostinato in D
  • Present Tense
  • Redbeard the Pirate
  • Rio Rio
  • Sahara
  • Sands Of Time
  • Sautille
  • Showtime
  • Sierra Martes
  • Sky Hooks
  • Snake Hips
  • Snapback
  • So Piano
  • Something in the Mud
  • Space Is Information
  • Steel Dawn
  • Still Waters
  • Summer Vistas
  • Summer Vistas
  • Sunshine
  • Superhighway
  • Taste The Space
  • The Embalm
  • The Fall
  • The Sicilian Job
  • Triste
  • Truth
  • Under Attack
  • Undercurrent

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